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The Internet of Things. Big Data. Mobile and cloud computing. Find out what it all means and how you can help the world overcome challenges and stay connected through computer technologies.

As an undergraduate student in the bachelor of science degree program in Computer Science at MSU Denver, you will develop computational thinking skills and apply those skills to design computer-based systems that solve problems in everyday life. Ultimately, you will learn the principles and practices necessary for a successful career in the dynamic fields of Computer Science and Software Engineering. This Computer Science major provides students with broad-based preparation in Computer Science with the appropriate supporting mathematics background.

To support students majoring in technology and other fields, MSU Denver awards the Howerton Memorial Scholarship each spring semester to Computer Information Systems or Computer Science majors and Social Work or Sociology majors in alternating years.

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Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver

Employers across the country offer interesting and engaging Computer Science internships to help train the future workforce. MSU Denver’s central location in the city— its vibrant and diverse campus is in the heart of downtown — and region gives undergraduate students access to a variety of valuable hands-on experiences including independent studies on emerging topics (such as computer penetration), and both internships and concurrent employment in industry.

Career Opportunities for Our Graduates


Graduates in Computer Science are positioned for employment in a wide variety of jobs in the computing field. The CS major also prepares students for continued study of Computer Science at the graduate level.

When you earn a bachelor of science degree in Computer Science from MSU Denver, you will be well-prepared to enter the job market immediately upon graduation. In recent years, the median annual salary for jobs in Computer Science was nearly $83,000. New opportunities in the field are appearing daily. Some of the career possibilities you’ll have with a B.S. in Computer Science include:

  • Computer scientist
  • Computer network architect
  • Computer programmer
  • Cyber security engineer
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Database architect
  • Game developer
  • Information security analyst
  • Software engineer

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Alumni at Work

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In high demand, MSU Denver’s Computer Science majors have been hired by large corporations and local businesses alike. With a B.S. in Computer Science, you could join them at exciting places such as these:

  • Avaya
  • Colorado Bureau of Investigation
  • Department of the Interior
  • Epsilon
  • IBM
  • IntelliDyne
  • Level 3 Communications
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Raytheon
  • Seagate Technology
  • Sykes Enterprises
  • TRW
  • Tyler Technologies

Undergraduate students who earned their Computer Science bachelor’s degrees have been accepted into competitive graduate programs including the following:

  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Stanford University

Facilities and Resources

In Fall 2017, the Computer Science group moved to the new MSU Denver Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building. Funded in part by a $1 million gift from Lockheed Martin, the state-of-the-art building features 90,000 square feet of experiential and collaborative learning space that integrates programs in: Computer Science, Industrial Design and Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology.

Program Accreditation


The Computer Sciences program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Contact Us

Contact the Department of Computer Sciences for any questions on a B.S. in Computer Science

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Campus Location:

Aerospace and Engineering Sciences (AES)

Ste. 200DD

Campus Box 38B




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Computer Sciences – MSU Denver
1449 7th St., Suite 200DD
Denver, CO 80204